Lovers of pure and unadulterated metal had all reason to rejoice in spring of 2011: that`s when disbanded German true steel legends MAJESTY finally returned!!! The comeback culminated in an unforgettable show that was taped and released on DVD (“Shake the ground”) in October 2012.
Their comeback album “Thunder rider” was released by NoiseArt Records in January 2013 and proved one thing clearly: MAJESTY don`t simply stand for finest teutonic true metal – they also struck gold when it comes to composing unforgettable anthems! No wonder the album entered the German charts at # 55.
A quality level that “Banners high” seems to surpass with ease: said metal manifesto will be unleashed on the masses December 20th, 2013, and fans can look forward to epic songs, glorious vocals and incredible shredding! “Banners high” is also the first-ever concept album in the band`s history and tells a fantasy story penned by MAJESTY singer Tarek „MS“ Maghary himself. Tarek comments: „We`re very proud to release our first concept album. The story deals with oppressed people who march into battle to finally be free. We definitely didn`t want to do one of those concept albums with silly, boring audiobook parts and thousands of intros. The story is being conveyed by ten heavy metal anthems which could easily stand alone too. Which is why you can simply listen to the album without delving into the concept too much. If you want to though, you`ll experience an incredibly epic world where honor, friendship, self-sacrifice and love of freedom still mean something.“
“Banners high” will be released by NoiseArt Records in various editions. Apart from the limited digipak with bonus tracks there will also be different vinyl versions.
MAJESTY – who are currently part of the „Wolfsnächte Tour“ with POWERWOLF – will be playing a few shows as special guests of RAGE / LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA near the album release date.
Tracklisting “Banners High”:
1. Judgment Of The Gods
2. We Want His Head
3. Banners High
4. Time For Revolution
5. United By Freedom
6. Pray For Thunder
7. Bloodshed And Steel
8. All We Want, All We Need
9. Take Me Home
10. On A Mountain High
11. The Day When The Battle Is Won
Digipak Bonus Tracks:
12. Banners High (Karaoke Version)
13. Take Me Home (Acoustic Version)
The album will be released as follows via NoiseArt Records and will be available as CD, Gatefold-Vinyl in different colors and download:
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: December 20
Spain/Sweden/Norway: December 18
Rest of Europe: December 23
Pre-order the album here:
Limited GREEN vinyl exclusively via Nuclear Blast: